Category Archives: kayak race

A little leg work

Between paddling a 19.5 mile race last Saturday, 5 miles last evening to stay loose, and with an 8.5 mile race coming up this Saturday, I decided to work my lower body tonight and give my arms, chest and lats … Continue reading

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The “Little D on the Monocacy” race

Yesterday I paddled in my season-opening race on the Monocacy River up in Frederick Maryland and was blown away by what I discovered. Danny Sullivan, or “Little D,” was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystropy a few years ago.  It is a terminal … Continue reading

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First real test of the new year

I got called out of the country on business this week and only managed to get in one workout in the hotel fitness center. So today was a test to see if I could snap back into the groove of … Continue reading

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Starting to review my year in paddling

The kayak races that immediately pop into my mind as the most memorable in 2016 were two completely new ones to me, and the James River Rundown 100-miler (I did the 40-mile version last year.) I enjoyed and amazing year … Continue reading

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Cville to Bville: The Cumberland River Challenge 2016

Yesterday I made my way to Barbourville, KY for the 3rd annual Cumberland River Challenge.  It was my first time ever on the Cumberland River and I did not have much of a guess as to exactly what the river … Continue reading

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Lehigh Classic Whitewater Race 2016

I left Charlottesville, VA and started driving at 4am on Saturday, Aug. 27 to head to White Haven, PA for the 5th annual Lehigh Classic Whitewater Race. A couple weeks back when I realized Saturday was free of any of … Continue reading

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Two Old School Kayaks

I just found this photo in the archives and it is one of my favorite photos.  Two old school boats, the Phoenix Match II and the Perception Wavehopper, taking first and second place on a low water day in the … Continue reading

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